kynureninase

[ kī′nyu-rēnə-nās′, -nāz′, -rĕnə-, kĭn′yu- ]

n.

A liver enzyme that catalyzes the formation of alanine and anthranilic acid during tryptophan metabolism.

Nearby words

  1. kymographic,
  2. kymric,
  3. kymry,
  4. kynewulf,
  5. kynurenic acid,
  6. kynurenine,
  7. kyoga,
  8. kyogen,
  9. kyongsong,
  10. kyoodle


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